MNC Headquarters as Activity Systems: The Consequences of Differentiating and Relocating MNC Headquarters?

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    Abstrakt

    Recent literature has questioned why multinational corporations (MNC) relocate their headquarters activities overseas. In this paper, we investigate the consequences of this phenomenon. To do this, we conceptualize the MNC headquarters activities as an interdependent system, and develop a set of propositions that links headquarters unbundling and relocation to complexity and rising coordination costs. Moreover, we argue that the coordination costs are often neglected in the headquarters reconfiguration process. In sum, we provide a novel perspective on modern MNC headquarters configurations, derive consequences for MNC research, and develop a model that aims at explaining the stability of such systems.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 54rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
    RedaktørerSusan Feinberg, Tunga Kiyak
    UdgivelsesstedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2012
    Sider74
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedAIB 2012 Annual Meeting: Rethinking the Roles of Business, Government and NGOs in the Global Economy - George Washington University and University of Maryland, Washington, USA
    Varighed: 30 jun. 20123 jul. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 54
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    Konference

    KonferenceAIB 2012 Annual Meeting
    Nummer54
    LokationGeorge Washington University and University of Maryland
    LandUSA
    ByWashington
    Periode30/06/201203/07/2012
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Vol/bind54
    ISSN2078-4430

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